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Digital spatial soil and land information for agriculture development
Author(s): R. K. Sharma; Pankaj Laghathe; Ranglal Meena; Alok Kumar Barman; Satyendra Nath Das
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Paper Abstract

Natural resource management calls for study of natural system prevailing in the country. In India floods and droughts visit regularly, causing extensive damages of natural wealth including agriculture that are crucial for sustenance of economic growth. The Indian Sub-continent drained by many major rivers and their tributaries where watershed, the hydrological unit forms a natural system that allows management and development of land resources following natural harmony. Acquisition of various kinds and levels of soil and land characteristics using both conventional and remote sensing techniques and subsequent development of digital spatial data base are essential to evolve strategy for planning watershed development programmes, their monitoring and impact evaluation. The multi-temporal capability of remote sensing sensors helps to update the existing data base which are of dynamic in nature. The paper outlines the concept of spatial data base development, generation using remote sensing techniques, designing of data structure, standardization and integration with watershed layers and various non spatial attribute data for various applications covering watershed development planning, alternate land use planning, soil and water conservation, diversified agriculture practices, generation of soil health card, soil and land reclamation, etc. The soil and land characteristics are vital to derive various interpretative groupings or master table that helps to generate the desired level of information of various clients using the GIS platform. The digital spatial data base on soils and watersheds generated by All India Soil and Land Use Survey will act as a sub-server of the main GIS based Web Server being hoisted by the planning commission for application of spatial data for planning purposes under G2G domain. It will facilitate e-governance for natural resource management using modern technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2007
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6411, Agriculture and Hydrology Applications of Remote Sensing, 641110 (11 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.694173
Show Author Affiliations
R. K. Sharma, All India Soil & Land Use Survey (India)
Pankaj Laghathe, All India Soil & Land Use Survey (India)
Ranglal Meena, All India Soil & Land Use Survey (India)
Alok Kumar Barman, All India Soil & Land Use Survey (India)
Satyendra Nath Das, All India Soil & Land Use Survey (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6411:
Agriculture and Hydrology Applications of Remote Sensing
Robert J. Kuligowski; Jai S. Parihar; Genya Saito, Editor(s)

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